Brian Herlihy, Founder and CEO, Black Rhino Group

Mr. Herlihy founded Black Rhino in 2012. In 2014, Black Rhino was acquired by Blackstone Capital and today, Black Rhino serves as Blackstone’s development platform for energy and infrastructure investments across Africa, with major developments in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Senegal. Mr. Herlihy serves as the CEO of Black Rhino and as a member of…

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Alain Ebobissé, CEO, Africa50

Mr. Ebobissé is the Chief Executive Officer of  Africa50, the Pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank and, so far, by 23 African countries and two African Central Banks. Prior to joining Africa50, Mr. Ebobissé served as the Global Head for the World Bank Group’s Global Infrastructure Project Development Fund (“IFC InfraVentures”)…

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Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO, NEPAD

Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki of the Republic of Niger is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency. He was appointed to the position in January 2009. A former Prime Minister of Niger, from 1997 to 2000, Dr. Mayaki has a Master’ degree from the National School of Public Administration…

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Aymeric Saha, MD, NASP-USAID Investment Partnership

Aymeric Saha is Financial Policy Director to Congressman Meeks, a senior member and former Subcommittee Chairman on the House Financial Services Committee. Previously, Mr. Saha spent over a decade at the World Bank Group as a finance and risk officer overseeing financial risks for the institution’s global banking and investments operations. In the 113th Congress…

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Mouhamadou Niang – MD, Meridiam Infrastructure Africa

Mouhamadou Niang is managing director of Meridiam Infrastructure Africa, an infrastructure fund targeting developing and investing in infrastructure assets in Africa. Mouhamadou has more than 20 years’ experience in project finance and investment funds structuring, and has worked for the International Finance Corporation, African Development Bank, and Islamic Development Bank. He was most recently director…

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Amadou Hott, Vice-President, Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, African Development Bank

Amadou Hott is Vice-President, Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth at the African Development Bank. He is a top-notch management executive who brings along twenty years of experience in the private sector that span structured finance, investment banking, infrastructure investments and development of integrated energy solutions. He was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of…

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Fred Sisson, Co-founder and CEO, Synnove Energy

Fred Sisson is the CEO and a co-founder of Synnove Energy. He is the co-founder and former EVP of engineering and construction operations of REC Solar and Mainstream Energy (800+ staff and >$250M in revenues at departure in 2011). Fred has a BS in Engineering from the California Polytechnic SU and an MBA with Honors…

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Hubert Danso CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa Investor (Ai) Group

Hubert Danso – is Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Africa Investor (Ai) Group. He is responsible for advising institutional investors, governments and development finance institutions on major infrastructure and private equity investments in Africa. He is also the Managing Editor of Africa investor magazine. He holds an LLB in Business Law and an…

Eddie O’Connor, CEO, Mainstream Renewable Power

Mr O’Connor is a world renowned entrepreneur and leader in renewable energy. He founded Mainstream in 2008 following ten years as Chief Executive of global renewable energy company Airtricity which he founded in 1997. Airtricity was sold in 2008 to E.on and Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) for €1.8 billion. He has been named World…